BlueJays and Baseball Betting at Bodog
In the off-season leading up to the 2013 campaign, the Toronto Blue Jays made perhaps more of a genuine splash than anyone, acquiring much high-priced talent through free agency and trades, but things failed to work out, as the team suffered quite a bit of misfortune on its way to a 74-88 record and last place in the American League East.
This year there was more luck, in a sense; the Blue Jays, who play in what may be the best division in all of baseball, were in contention for much of the season and even led the East for a while. In fact, they were in first place as late as the first week of June. Several of their stars bounced back from disappointment, particularly R.A. Dickey, Mark Buehrle, Jose Reyes and Jose Bautista. Melky Cabrera also had a more productive season than the year before.
The problem with the Blue Jays is that they suffered injuries that they just couldn't overcome. Adam Lind, Edwin Encarnacion and Brett Lawrie have all missed more than 30 games. Cabrera was also out for the last month of the season. The lineup thinned out to the point where they got nothing out of the second half of the order. And the Baltimore Orioles got very hot, building a lead that was the widest of any first-place team in the American League. So the Blue Jays were not able to take advantage of the fact that Tampa Bay, Boston and the New York Yankees performed below expectations.
Still, they were in contention for a wild card spot until very late in the season, and there is always next year, isn't there?
Certainly one can expect that the Jays will be healthier, and injuries that knocked out those key people gave some of the youngsters an opportunity to play. The likes of Aaron Sanchez, Marcus Strohman and Drew Hutchinson can be counted on to make much more of an impact in 2015. There were five starting pitchers who won ten games or more, and Strohman and Hutchinson, both 23 years of age, were two of them. The future is indeed bright.
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